Jukebox at the Mansion Featuring the Elderly Brothers


The next concert at the beautiful Ellwood House Mansion (509 N 1st St.) in DeKalb will take place Wednesday, July 31. This will be the ”Jukebox at the Mansion” show featuring the Elderly Brothers of Chicagoland.

The Elderly Brothers (who aren’t that old) play hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. They are a fun time band that entertain with a song list that everybody knows, with harmonies and instrumentation that give new life to old songs. They pride themselves on audience interaction and feature sing-a-longs to get people singing and dancing.

The band features Ron Lofton (DeKalb) on lead vocals and guitars, Chris Cochran (Villa Park) on backing vocals and guitars, Jason Shreeram (Elburn) on bass and backing vocals and Chris Pappas (Geneva) on drums. They have played together for nearly 40 years in various bands and love what they do, and know that you will too!

There will be a dance contest and prizes for those that remember the twist. The main show starts at 7:00 p.m.

There will be a special pre-show for tonight’s Music at the Mansion Concert, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the four-part harmonies of “Sunday’s End.” This great Barbershop Quartet group is based out of the Northern Illinois area and features Dave McQueeney – Tenor (Geneva); Mark Barone – Lead (Montgomery); Roger Elliott – Bass (Malta); Jim Fourmont – Baritone (Montgomery).

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a great evening of music. There will be refreshments available to purchase, including a nice selection of beers and wines to purchase, hosted by Fatty’s Pub & Grille in DeKalb. New this year will be a snack party pack of cheese, sausage and crackers for sale by Tom & Jerry’s Restaurant in Sycamore.

These concerts are free and very family friendly. Parking is available near the Ellwood Mansion as well as the Clinton Rosette school and Congregational United Church of Christ parking lots.

The July 31 concert will honor local Senior Clubs and Organizations. The concert is sponsored in part by: Tom & Jerry’s in Sycamore, DeKalb Park District, Ellwood House Association, Daily Chronicle, WLBK/WSQR, FunME Events and others to be announced. All concerts are sponsored by local businesses, organizations and families to provide free entertainment and make DeKalb a little “Paradise in the Country.”

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